Tyra Mitchell, PT, DPT, MHA, CLT is a Physical Therapist and Healthcare Administrator at Ochsner Health System. Dr. Mitchel is licensed to practice Physical Therapy in Louisiana and Georgia. Her practice includes adult, geriatrics, hospital, skilled nursing facilities, sports medicine, orthopedics, home health, critical care, and a host of other clinical settings.
Dr. Mitchell’s coursework in the SoPA Kinesiology program includes Introduction to Global Health and Epidemiology of Aging. She also teaches Health Policy II in the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans.
She has a degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University (GA) and a Master of Health Administration from The George Washington University (DC). She is a certified lymphedema therapist. She serves as an advisory committee member to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board and Program Co-Chair for the Health Policy and Administration Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Mitchell is a native of New Orleans and lives in New Orleans with her two sons and hosts of family and lifelong friends. In her leisure time, she travels with her sons and parents.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Traveling; Art Museums; Cycling in Tour De Pink, Charity Bike Ride for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would travel to Greece, Italy, and the South of France.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
SoPA STUDENTS! I have learned something new every semester. Our students are some of the hardest working people that I know. They are amazing in their drive to achieve more!